Usually, and I'm sure no one will be surprised, they attempt to be funny and often romantic. I try to avoid the romance, but, yeah. Short with a punch line. (*I* try to be short. I wish others would, too.)
I didn't attend the last two meetings, but I managed to get the first and last lines on Sunday and wrote something yesterday afternoon in time for the group.
First line: "This is a strange place."
Last line: "See me in St. Louis."
Not quite in proper play format, I'm afraid.
(Scene: Man and Woman in a bar. Man is sitting, woman is carrying a couple of drinks. She sits down and hands one to the man.)
Man: This is a strange place.
Woman: I suppose, if you're not used to it. I've been doing time travel research for ... oh, it's so hard to keep track of your own years, you know? Twenty or so, I think. I've spent a lot of in late 20th/early 21st - it's what I did my thesis on.
Man: Maybe it's where you're from. Things are a lot more settled in my own time, which is about...
Woman: Don't tell me! You know the rules. We shouldn't know anything about each other - not even names - keeps the problems down.
Man: Oh, right. Sorry. Why do you like this time period.
Woman: It's so vibrant. I can't talk about my time, either, but it's very formal and quiet, and things - things are on the cusp of change right now. In a few years...
Man: I know. Explosion of new inventions, world changing under their feet. I memorized that for school. It's when they realized how to travel in the past.
Woman: Yes! And they're so alive, and so curious and so...I wish I could say more, but rules.
Man: You've never been tempted to disobey the rules.
Woman: Only once. And I can't even tell you about that. I'm only talking to you know because...because it's nice to talk to another traveler about mutual past times. And that's allowed.
Man: Yeah. You've been at this for longer than I have. Have you been any time besides this.
Woman: I've been all over the centuries. Women wore the most ridiculous costumes! I think the time I like almost as much was 1904 - the St. Louis World's Fair. Things were changing then, too. Almost as rapidly.
Man: Wow! I'm going there next mission. I'm going to research all the foods - food is my specialty, you know. That's why I'm drinking coffee. This is the time of the best coffee.
Woman: So I've heard. Too bad about that blight in 2070 - changed the flavor forever. I just have a taste for Scotch. Ah, yes. The food. Iced tea and hamburgers.
Man: I'm going to see if it's true about the first ice cream cone. Do you think I'll see you there.
Woman: You won't recognize me. It was ten years and twenty pounds ago, and I wore the most ridiculous hat. And that's good because, you know.
Man: Yeah. Rules. I'm looking forward to it - I like animal powered eras.
Woman: Just be careful. Someone I...I knew there was killed by a runaway horse. It was awful.
Man: Was that the rule you broke? Getting close to someone in that era.
Woman: Something like that.
Man: Oh, my. Look at the time. I need to catch a capsule to my time for preparation! Thank you for the coffee!
Woman: My pleasure.
Woman: See me in St. Louis. Tommy. (Drains drink.)